Celebrating Ten Years of Being a Work-at-Home Editor
Yay! Ten years ago (can it really be that long?), I was laid off from my job as an editor at a small Bible college due to financial cutbacks. It was a difficult time; I didn’t want to go. I had no idea what we would do. Would we have to sell our house and move away? What would I do for a living? We took a step of faith and, with the help of family, remodeled a basement room into a home office while I worked part-time at FedEx and started editing books from home. More than two hundred books and five publishers later (and certainly after some lean, difficult times), I’m still gainfully employed at home, and my wife is a virtual assistant for an outreach ministry to Jewish people. Yes, I went from a forty-hour workweek to sometimes a sixty-hour one, but I get to see my family and have lunch with them each day, and I work on the next novel as time permits. Sometimes I put in some long hours for deadlines and don’t have as much writing time as I would wish, but God is amazing. Great is Thy faithfulness! Now I need to reread one hundred pages today, so I gotta go. 🙂 But I wanted to pause and celebrate the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of God’s goodness and faithfulness to me and my family. May He alone receive the glory!
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